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  • John Colter Argumentative Essay

    John Colter is one of the greatest explorers of all time. He traveled with Lewis and Clark, hiked 500 miles across Yellowstone, and got attacked by Indians! Tom Murphy is also a great explorer. Just like Colter, he too traveled across Yellowstone, braved out nights sleeping in Yellowstone with the constant threat of predators, and was prepared for anything. Except there's one small detail that separates these two famous explorers. They lived 200 years apart. Although we have explored and know much more about the world today than we did hundreds of years ago, there are still modern day explorers. I don’t like to think of them explorers, but more or less survivalists. Yet aren't survivalists exploring an area? Wouldn’t that technically make them explorers too? Nevertheless, John Colter lived most of his amazing stories in the early 1800's. Life in the 1800's isn't what it's like today. There was no technology, no companies to make clothing, no stores, no "winter proof" sleeping bags, and no tents. Everything John ate was from the animals he hunted. Every shelter, he stayed in was hand made by himself, and if he got lonely; he couldn't pack up and drive back home. Life was hard for explorers. Life today in the early 2000's (2016) is glamorous. We have roads that stretch from our driveways to Hollywood or New York City. We have cars to drive on those roads. We have cell phones to call people from anywhere, search everything known to man today, and even find out where we are if…

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  • Consequences Of Cheating In Dante's Inferno, By Dante Alighieri

    In the modern contemporary society, copying from another person, whether it be on a test or any other assignment, is frowned upon. However, there aren’t any consequences for this act in the period of time depicted in Inferno, by Dante Alighieri, as this wasn’t recognized as a punishable sin. During this period, the deepest and darkest parts of Hell was home to thieves and liars, where their souls were lost and tortured for eternity. One who cheats does so by committing thievery as they steal…

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  • Theme Of Persuasion In Dr Faustus

    The only way Faustus’ blood will run any longer is by Mephastophilis going back down to hell and bringing hells fire to Faustus, a clear warning in itself in what Faustus is about to do. The oxymoronic language 'blood congeals…

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  • Good And Evil In Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

    Good and Evil in the World of “Young Goodman Brown” It goes without saying that a good work of literature, especially a short story, often comes together with one or more conflicts. Undoubtedly, conflict is the key element which heightens tension, reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the characters, as well as boosts the readers’ interest to continue reading. As a result, it tends to vary in types and intensity. A conflict can be merely an inner one which occurs inside the mind of the…

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  • Odysseus And Dante's Inferno Analysis

    was greatly pampered by his mother. After starting his journey in search for his father’s whereabouts, his maturity began. He was able to mature later after embarking on a journey in search for his father, in addition to dealing with the suitors who took advantage of him and his mother in his father’s absence. His journey to maturation started when Telemachus runaway from his home in Ithaca to go get more information on his father. On the other hand, Dante’s journey was a metaphor to…

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  • Jennings The Clown And Christ On The Cross Analysis

    Once again, as in “Friday”, and as in Catholic devotional tradition, these failures are the “daily wounding” that continues to nail Christ to the “eternal Cross” of the poem’s title. In one of Jennings’ early collections, Song for a Birth or Death a sequence of poems entitled “The Clown”, the circus clown becomes a clear image of the crucified Christ. The similarity is apparent in a variety of terms that include innocence “you seem like one not fallen from grace”, “helplessness” and the…

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  • Paradise Lost Materialism Analysis

    In John Milton’s, “Paradise Lost” there is a display of symbolism that comes across his writing. A great example of symbolism is that of the garden of Eden. In Alexander Popes, “The Rape of the Lock” there is a symbolism of materialistic importance and vanity. While in William Blake’s, “The marriage of Heaven and Hell” the symbolism is that of visions of angels and hell. These authors incorporate their symbolism in a way to send across a message whether it is the background story of Satan, the…

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  • Sartre's Misconceptions Of Hell In No Exit

    One of the misconceptions about hell that Sartre touches upon in No Exit is that it is typically imagined as a place of pitchforks and fire – a place based more on physical torture than mental. In the case of Sartre’s hell, Garcin suffers a hell that is mostly psychological, with Inez and Estelle being the sources of his torment. In my opinion, these are the two forms of hell that could exist – physical and psychological torment. One of them provides a tangible feeling that a person suffers and…

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  • Summary And Symbolism In The Handmaid's Tale

    nevermore to his hopeful questions, he is left discouraged and broken. The speaker was desperate to know what happens after death, will he see Lenore again, and is there any hope. These are all questions many wonder and fear, yet they are to never be answered. Allusion is another stylistic element added. An allusion is explained stating that, “it relies on resources from outside the poem,” (Perminger 229). Pluto is an allusion used in the raven. He is not a character, but a mythological god…

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  • Essay On Satire In T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land

    is providing prospective and deeper insight into the human psyche after something like war, which destroys everything in its path—art, life, and love. Providing prospective is much different than being “satirical” in nature, being satirical hints to finding humor, or irony, which is not the intent of the poem; the poem intends to convey the melancholy and disjointed nature that the human race as a whole was in after WWI—thus Eliots ' use of languages and Poets from around the world. Allusion…

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